Therapists at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, were able to adapt lessons to telehealth services during the pandemic, helping the children and caregivers alike continue receiving services. Tobi Maracle, the mother of three children in an Anishinaabe-Mohawk family, says the use of telehealth services has given her family more time to be together.
/PHOTO COURTESY OF TOBI MARACLE
Oregon is extending telehealth regulations that eased access during the pandemic until Dec. 31. But advocates and providers want them extended six months beyond that to give lawmakers time to enact a permanent change.
Jun 23, 2020
Former state Rep. Rachel Prusak, D-Tualatin/West Linn introduced the bill launching a "bridge health plan" to help people making up to 200% of poverty level. Shown, she talks during a virtual Oregon Health Forum panel in 2020.
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The Federal Communication Commission has awarded Legacy Health nearly $370,000 to boost its telemedicine program. The money will pay for equipment in emergency departments where COVID-19 has not infected providers, it said.
May 22, 2020
Telemedicine visit with Kaiser Permanente.
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